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FEST New Directors | New Films Festival

International Film Festival in Portugal.

About

FEST – Youth Video and Film Festival was born out of the necessity to create a space where new and up-and-coming filmmakers could screen their work. Among many other objectives was the will to promote already established names alongside new one, in order to open new paths for new talents to break through.

Awards

a) GOLDEN LYNX (Fiction & Documentary Feature Length Films) 
b) SILVER LYNX (Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Non-Narrative Experimental Short Length Films) 
c) PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX (Portuguese majority Short Length Films) 
d) NEXXT (Academic Short Length Films) 
e) FESTinha Sub 6 & Sub 12 & Sub 16 (Children & Youth Feature & Short Length Films) 
f) AUDIENCE AWARDS (Feature & Short Length Films) 

Rules

  • It is permitted for the applicant to submit more than one film (in separate entries);
  • The short and medium film competition accepts short and medium length films made by directors with no more than 30 years of age
  • The films must have been concluded after the 1st of January 2018 and they must not have been screened in previous editions of FEST — New Directors/New Films Festival.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Film submission can be entirely made online through the Online Entry Form at the website. In this case, the film will be sent via a link submitted to the form itself. 
  • Submission is also available via Filmfreeway, Festhome, Filmfestivallife, Clickforfestivals;
  • Three or more recent pictures of the movie;
  • Picture of the director;
  • Brief biography of the director;
  • Synopsis.

Selection Media Type: any secure internet service that does not require immediate file download (Vimeo, Youtube, Dropbox, Google drive, etc).

Audio language: original

Subtitles language:  English or Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Filipe Pereira
  • Producer — Fernando Vasquez

 

Documents

Place

Portugal
Espinho

Official website

fest.pt

Contacts

Address:

FEST – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
APARTADO 234
4501-910 ESPINHO
PORTUGAL

0035122-732-7545

Email: films@fest.pt

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 17, 2018
  • Early Bird Deadline
    October 17, 2018
  • Normal Deadline
    February 25, 2019
  • Notifications
    June 01, 2019
  • Event dates
    18 June 2018 — 1 July 2019
Categories & Fees

Fiction Short Films up to 54 minutes and by directors up to the age of 35 (including) at the time of the end of the production.

  • Early Bird Deadline — $5
  • Normal Deadline — $7

The feature length film competition accepts films that are first or second productions (regardless of the director’s age); Fiction / Documentary Feature Films over 55 minutes long.

  • Early Bird Deadline — $10
  • Normal Deadline — $12

Documentary Short Films up to 54 minutes and by directors up to the age of 35 (including) at the time of the end of the production.

  • Early Bird Deadline — $5
  • Normal Deadline — $7

Animation Short Films up to 54 minutes and by directors up to the age of 35 (including) at the time of the end of the production.

  • Early Bird Deadline — $5
  • Normal Deadline — $7
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